Former member of the legendary band "CRAZY HORSE"
Radio Interview Thursday June 1 on KTVA 1590 AM Ventura 8 a.m.
A native New Englander, Sonny Mone originally intended to become a solo artist when he moved from the South Shore of Boston to Los Angeles in 1984. Mone began his career as a folksinger, playing clubs and coffeehouses throughout New England. Living just outside of L.A. in '86, he met the members of the legendary band Crazy Horse. Best known for backing Neil Young, they recognized Mone's songwriting and passionate voice and he was asked to a rehearsal. "It was surreal", Mone recalls, "I was singing "Cinnamon Girl" with "The Horse", "It was a real trip."
During their on again-off again relationship with Young, Mone began developing songs with the band and in '89 recorded the Crazy Horse album "Left for Dead" which was released in '90 by Curb Records. Mone continued to work with "The Horse" on studio projects and soundtracks well into the late '90's.
As a solo acoustic artist, Sonny Mone has shared the bill with great players like Roger McGuinn from "The Byrds", Dave Mason and Jim Capaldi from "Traffic", Leon Russell, The Tubes, Tears for Fears, Dave Davies from "The Kinks", and other well know acts. He has also played live shows and recorded with talented musicians including; Matt Malley from Counting Crows, Victor Bisetti from Los Lobos, Dean Dinning from Toad the Wet Sprocket, as well as close friend and renown bassist, the late Rick Rosas from Neil Young's band.
Mone is currently performing as a solo acoustic artist performing originals and well known songs from the early folk/acoustic era.